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3:45 Ascot 18 Jun 1998

Gold Cup Class A Showcase Race (Group 1)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m3f210yds) 2m4f Good
1st £118,500 2nd £44,500 3rd £21,500 4th £9,500
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1 (1)  
4 90 90 116
b c Sadler's Wells (USA) - Colorspin (FR) (High Top)
Held up, headway over 5f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, stayed on strongly (op 8-1 tchd 12-1, 14-1 in places.)
2 (7) nk
7 92 89 116
ch h Ela-Mana-Mou (IRE) - Solac (FR) (Gay Lussac)
Led 5f, led 7f out, driven and quickened 3f out, headed 1f out, rallied under pressure towards finish (op 20-1)
3 (3) [1½]
4 90 b 88 115
bb g Slip Anchor - Three Tails (Blakeney)
Held up in touch, headway 3f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong (op 7-1)
4 (10) 10 [11½]
7 92 80 105
b g Law Society (USA) - Fair Flutter (Beldale Flutter)
Held up and behind, effort and stayed on well final 2f (tchd 25-1, 33-1 in places.)
5 (14) 3 [14½]
5 92 78 102
ch g Green Dancer (USA) - Lady Argyle (USA) (Don B)
Always tracking leaders, went 2nd 6f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out (tchd 7-1)
6 (11) hd [14¾]
5 92 77 102
ch g Persian Heights - Rum Cay (USA) (Our Native)
Held up in touch, lost place 8f out, effort over 2f out, never near to challenge (op 4-1)
7 (16) nk [15]
4 90 77 101
b g Mtoto - Possessive Dancer (Shareef Dancer)
Reluctant to race, behind until headway 4f out, ridden and no impression final 2f (op 25-1 tchd 40-1 in a place.)
8 (13) 7 [22]
6 92 71 94
b g Mtoto - Hot Spice I (Hotfoot I)
Held up in rear, effort 3f out, soon ridden, no impression
9 (5) 24 [46]
4 90 b 51
b c Generous (IRE) - One Way Street (Habitat)
Tracked leaders, effort and ridden 6f out, weakened 3f out, tailed off (tchd 8-1)
10 (8) [49½]
5 92 48
b h Saumarez - Street Opera (Sadler's Wells)
Held up, headway 6f out, driven along over 2f out, soon weakened, tailed off (op 6-1 tchd 12-1 in places.)
11 (9) 15 [64½]
6 92 34
b h Posen (USA) - Robinia (USA) (Roberto)
Held up in rear, outpaced 4f out, soon tailed off (tchd 50-1 in places.)
12 (12) 1 [65½]
4 811 30
b f Mtoto - Akila (FR) (Top Ville)
Prominent until ridden and weakened over 4f out, tailed off (op 16-1)
13 (15) 12 [77½]
5 92 23
b h Sadler's Wells (USA) - Forlene (Forli)
Led after 5f, ridden and weakened 3f out, tailed off (op 10-1 tchd 12-1, 14-1 in a place.)
14 (4) 19 [96½]
5 92 5
ch g Theatrical (IRE) - Royal Alydar (USA) (Alydar)
Tracked leaders until weakened over 6f out, tailed off (op 20-1 tchd 33-1 in a place.)
15 (17) dist [126½]
5 92
b h Deputy Minister (CAN) - Surely Georgies (USA) (Alleged)
Lost touch 8f out, soon tailed off (tchd 33-1)
PU (6)  
5 813
b m Sadler's Wells (USA) - Filia Ardross (Ardross)
Pulled up after 1f, dead (tchd 14-1)
  • 16 ran Off time: 3:52:00 Winning time: 4m 32.36s (slow by 12.36s) Total SP: 122%
  • Non-runners: Samraan (unsuitable ground)
  • 1st owner: Godolphin (Kayf Tara) 1st breeder: Meon Valley Stud
  • 2nd owner: R W Huggins (Double Trigger)
  • 3rd owner: Sheikh Mohammed (Three Cheers I)
  • Tote win: £12.40 PL: £3.60 £5.70 £3.60 Ex: £188.90 CSF: £241.58 Trifecta: £1,564.10 Pool: £10,728.58.
  • DBI (SP%): L [Stalls 1-6] 68 (34%) M [7-12] 44 (35%) H [13-17] 38 (31%)
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